5/09/2019 Michael T. Morette

Senior Spotlight: F&M Gave Him a Lifetime Network of Friends, Peers and Mentors

As they prepare for their May 11 Commencement ceremony, Franklin & Marshall seniors look back at their four years on campus—and what's next.

Name:Michael Morette

Major:History & Public Policy; Minor: Economics

Hometown:Winnetka, Ill.

  • "I’ve appreciated major events I helped plan in Weis College House, including Weis Thanksgiving and Otis’s birthday bash," Morette says. "Ultimately, I’m grateful for all these moments, and many more." "I’ve appreciated major events I helped plan in Weis College House, including Weis Thanksgiving and Otis’s birthday bash," Morette says. "Ultimately, I’m grateful for all these moments, and many more." Image Credit: Deb Grove

Activities at F&M: Chair of Weis College House Assembly of Peers, Head House Adviser for Weis College House, Campus Tour Guide, John Marshall Pre-Law Honor Society.

What has been your most memorable moment or time here at F&M?

I have many wonderful memories throughout my time at F&M, and picking one favorite is truly challenging. I’ve cherished late-night conversations with close friends and chats with mentors. I’ve appreciated major events I helped plan in Weis College House, including Weis Thanksgiving and Otis’s birthday bash. I’ve enjoyed eating lunch in D-Hall with tour guides after Saturday open houses and Friday brunch with good friends. Ultimately, I’m grateful for all these moments, and many more. 

What did you enjoy most about your time at the College?

Most of all, I’ve cherished the relationships I’ve forged throughout my time here at F&M. F&M provides many opportunities for its students, but most of all, F&M gives students a network that they can appreciate for a lifetime. I’ve developed many fulfilling relationships with friends, peers, and mentors that I know will continue after my time at F&M. I’ll miss many things about F&M, but most of all, I’ll miss the time spent with close friends, the late-night Sheetz runs, the conversations after class with professors, the chats with families in the Admissions Office, and the countless spontaneous talks with impactful mentors. 

What advice would you give to rising seniors?

Relax. Take each day at a time. Find the balance between schoolwork, postgraduate planning, and life at F&M. As long as you are diligent and work hard, everything will work out. Make sure to devote time for the little things—time with friends, conversations with mentors, the sunny days on Hartman, and all the other wonderful little things that make F&M great. 

What are your plans for after graduation?

I will be moving to Charlotte, N.C., to work for Vanguard in its Client Services and Operations Division. 

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